Latest News from Sul Ross July 25, 2014
TRANSITION ADVISORY GROUP NAMED
SUL ROSS PRESIDENT KIBLER NAMES TRANSITION ADVISORY GROUP
New Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler has named a Transition Advisory Group to identify and address important issues and priorities as he begins his tenure.
Dr. Bonnie Warnock, chair and professor of Natural Resource Management, will serve as the group chair. Other members are: Yvonne Realivasquez, Executive Assistant to the President; Cesario Valenzuela, Vice President for Finance and Operations; Dr. Jimmy Case, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs; Leo Dominguez, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life; Dr. Paul Sorrels, Associate Provost and Dean of Rio Grande College; Kaitlyn Wood, President, Student Government Association; and Mary Beth Marks, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Meetings have been tentatively scheduled for the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 18.
“No one knows the strengths and the needs of our campuses and our communities better than those of you who dedicate your time and your energies to the work of this institution every day,” Kibler said in a memo to students, faculty and staff.
“I very much look forward to receiving, reviewing, and discussing the recommendations with the group and the entire university community,” he said. “Although the Transition Advisory Group is charged with pulling this information together, input from the entire university community is encouraged and will be vital to the work of the group.”
Members of the campus community are urged to contact members of the Transition Advisory Group to provide input or ideas. “The work of the group will be clearly enriched by input from the entire university community,” Kibler said.
Kibler, formerly the Vice President for Student Affairs at Mississippi State University, was confirmed as the 12th President of Sul Ross earlier this month by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. He plans to begin his new duties Aug. 15.
Warnock said, “This an inclusive process and I want to encourage all members of the university community to provide information and input.”
Transition Advisory Group
Members of Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler's Transition Advisory Group held its first meeting Tuesday (July 29). Kibler recently named the group to identify and address important issues and priorities as he begins his tenure. Members are (seated from left): Yvonne Realivasquez, Executive Assistant to the President; Kaitlyn Wood, President, Student Government Association; Mary Beth Marks, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management; Dr. Bonnie Warnock, chair and professor of Natural Resource Management, who will serve as the group chair. (Standing): Leo Dominguez, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life; Dr. Paul Sorrels, Associate Provost and Dean of Rio Grande College; Cesario Valenzuela, Vice President for Finance and Operations. Not pictured is Dr. Jimmy Case, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. (Photo by Steve Lang)
SUL ROSS TO HOST MARCHING BAND CAMP AUG. 22-24
For the first time in more than 20 years, Sul Ross State University will institute a marching band program, beginning with a marching band camp Aug. 22-24 for incoming members.
“This begins an exciting new chapter in the history of the Lobo band program and the camp will help members get off to the right start,” said Chris Dobbins, director of Bands and Brass Studies.
The camp will be held in conjunction with Lobo Days for new and transfer students. The schedule includes:
Friday, Aug. 22: 1-3 p.m., rehearsal in Band Hall, Room 200, Francois Fine Arts Building.
Saturday, Aug. 23: 10-11:45 a.m., rehearsal in Band Hall for fully admitted students.
Sunday, Aug. 24: 10-11:45 a.m., rehearsal in Band Hall for fully admitted students; 4-5:45 p.m., rehearsal in Band Hall for students who have already registered for classes.
Students who would like to participate can sign up for camp by following the link to and filling out the following Google Doc:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VsFDbIbymbo_-Z0hHIuQN28UZNtlI3fthoz9U1O... For more information, contact Dobbins, (432) 837-8018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAIRLIE PAINTING CHOSEN FOR EXHIBITION
“Porcelain Girl,” an oil painting by Carol Fairlie, Sul Ross State University professor of Art, has been accepted into the National Small Oil Painting Exhibition at the Wichita Center of the Arts in Wichita, Kan.
The show will open Aug. 22 and be on display until Oct. 12.
For more information, contact Fairlie at email@example.com.